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|Anton Chekhov - Collected Stories - Alan Davis Drake|
Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) shares insightful moments in the everyday lives of 19th Century Russians. With great economy, Chekhov's short stories reveal the depths of human joy, confusion, dissatisfaction, and sorrow. His tales elicit a deep sympathy for all people, wherever they may be, in Russia more than a hundred years ago or anywhere in the world today. These translations, by Constance Garnett, Marian Fell, and others, are offered here as public domain recordings created both for LibriVox.org...
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|Anton Chekhov - Swan Song - A One Act Play - Alan Davis Drake - Alan Davis Drake|
Anton Chekhov's Swan Song  was one of his early plays. In it are but two characters: Vasili Svietlovidoff, a 68 year old comic actor and Nikita Ivanich, who is an even older man, the theater's prompter. Following a benefit evening in his honor, unbeknownst to everyone, the comic actor Svetlovidov falls asleep in a drunken blur. When he awakens, the theater is dark and empty. He falls quickly into saddened monologue.....
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